F5 Networks and NGINX launch NGINX Controller 3.0
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F5 Networks and NGINX launch NGINX Controller 3.0

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Thursday, March 19, 2020

NGINX Controller 3.0 provides valuable analytics and insights to assist applications to adapt, heal, protect, and drive the business outcome, including thresholds tied to uptime and performance.

FREMONT, CA: F5 Networks is a global leader in multi-cloud application services that offers solutions for every stage of application development and application lifecycle. The company acquires NGINX, an open-source leader in application delivery. The newly combined F5 and NGINX are aiming to break down the operational silos between DevOps and NetOps teams and bridge the gap between them with their first integrated product NGINX Controller 3.0. The product accomplishes this by putting application developers, NetOps, SecOps, DevOps teams and others on the same page. The outcome highlights the unique value proposition of NGINX and F5.

The latest product, NGINX Controller 3.0, is a multi-cloud, self-service platform enabling a wide range of movement of applications for IT teams, especially as businesses adopt cloud services and are actively avoiding infrastructure lock-in. It is the first in a series of releases that allows enterprises to deploy apps and services in any environment. Controller 3.0 lays the foundation for the developer and DevOps self-service, at scale. NGINX Controller is a cloud-agnostic solution that empowers customers to efficiently deliver and automate a more comprehensive, consistent set of app services across multi-cloud deployments.

With version 3.0 of the NGINX controller, the customers or solution providers can manage the customers’ environments using the controller to see the health of an application immediately, troubleshoot and thereby healing components of the application, and define and implement new policies centered on the application, not the underlying infrastructure. Also, customers can achieve productivity and efficiency gains for modern-app focused teams while assuring appropriate governance. Ultimately, it reduces the tool sprawl that thwarts organizations’ efforts to increase the speed of application deployments. Further, it provides significant performance and insights along with a lower total cost of ownership.

Thus, instead of taking an infrastructure-centric approach, the new product takes an application-centric approach that combines intelligent load balancing, API management, analytics and service mesh.

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